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Category Archives: Morningstar

Weekend Reading: Recession Risk Hidden In Tax Bill

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Since the election, equity bulls have been pinning their hopes on “tax cuts” as the needed injection to support currently elevated stock prices. Stocks have advanced sharply since the election on these expectations, and while earnings have recovered, primarily due to the rise in oil prices, whatever economic growth […]

Black Monday 2.0: The Next Machine-Driven Meltdown

Authord by Ben Levisohn via Barrons, In the rise of computer-driven trading, some hear echoes of the stock market’s 1987 crash. Beware the feedback loop… Black Monday. Although the event to which those two words refer occurred 30 years ago, they still carry the weight of that day—Oct. 19, 1987—when the Dow Jones Industrial Average […]

Frontrunning: July 31

HSBC, miners lift European shares as dollar holds near lows (Reuters) Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes (BBG) Trump’s Decisions Deepen Divide Among Republicans (WSJ) Koch Brothers Move to Back White House’s Tax-Cut Plan (BBG) Maduro Waits for U.S. Response After Violent Venezuela Vote (BBG) OPEC Has a Crippling Problem: Its Members […]

O Inflation, Inflation! Wherefore Art Thou Inflation?

A lot of eyes were on Janet Yellen’s testimony in front of the Senate Banking committee last week, as investors wanted to hear more clues about a potential change in the economic and monetary policy of the Federal Reserve. People seemed to be particularly interested in finding out more about the expected rate hike pace […]

Draghi did not expect THIS market reaction

The markets weren’t really expecting ECB president Mario Draghi to announce or say anything ‘shocking’ last week, but it’s now starting to look like Mr Draghi and Mr Carney, the President of the Bank of England (the Central Bank in Great Britain) have had several discussions in the past few days and weeks to make […]

“They Can And Should Do More” Australian State Slams Banks With $280 Million Tax

Australian bankers are furious after the country’s smallest state levied a “surprise” tax on the country’s five biggest banks that could siphon off $280 million in profits during its first four years on the books, according to Reuters.  The tax was imposed by South Australia, which is struggling with the country’s highest unemployment rate and […]

Is there gold “hype” and is gold an emotional trade?

Is there gold “hype” and is gold an emotional trade? – Very little hype in gold  – Sentiment is important in the gold market as is other markets particularly stocks – Article ignores the large body of research showing gold is safe haven asset – Gold may struggle to breach $1,300 in short term – […]

Are US Taxpayers Now On The Hook For Risky Wall Street Real-Estate-Backed Bonds?

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’m fairly certain very few of you have heard of broker price opinions, or BPOs, but it’s something I think we should all become aware of given the influence of BPOs in the market for valuing residential real estate securitized bonds. Before we get to that, let’s revisit […]

The Federal Reserve’s Stock-Market Supernova

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: During the first several years of the Fed’s “recovery” program, bankers denied that banks were the primary drivers of the stock market bull. Then, a little over a year ago, the Fed’s Richard Fisher confessed what everyone in the alternative financial media already knew — the nation’s central bank was “front-running the stock […]

Will The Fed Dump Bonds In The Open Market?

According to William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve bank of New York, we might see the Federal Reserve reducing the size of its balance sheet sooner rather than later. Whilst Dudley seemed to have been hinting at just letting the securities on the balance sheet mature and take the cash out of the […]